It was just the gift Head Coach Thad Burgess wanted before Christmas. His Tiger basketball team finished 2008 with two wins over quality teams.
Coach Steve Sweat and the Dawson County Lady Tigers continue to struggle as the team dropped two games last week.
The year 2008 was exciting for high school and middle school sports in Dawson County.
One of the most prestigious wrestling tournaments in Georgia will begin this weekend at the Ford E. Phillips Center. The Amicalola Wrestling Classic will be held for the 26th year at Dawson County High School Friday and Saturday, Jan. 2 and Jan 3.
One thing the Dawson County High School Wrestling team and their Head Coach Arron Haynes will never be called is scared.
The Dawson County High School Varsity Tigers played hard last week, but lost two of its three games during the grueling week.
The determination and drive are still there for Dawson County High School Head Coach Steve Sweat's varsity Lady Tiger basketball team.
Dawson County High School freshman Maddy Walters was named to the Gainesville Times first team All-Area cross country team last week.
Dawson County High School safety Ethan Brown and kicker David Scully were named First Team All-Area by the Gainesville Times.
The Lady Tigers won a game and lost a game last week in basketball action.
Head Coach Thad Burgess and his Dawson County Tiger basketball team pulled out two wins this past week against Tallulah Falls, 67-17, and Gilmer County, 58-41.
The Riverview Middle School seventh grade boys' basketball team defeated Fannin County 34-26 last Tuesday, Nov. 25.
Turnovers and poor free throw shooting led to the demise of the Dawson County Lady Tiger basketball team Tuesday, Nov. 25.
The Dawson County Middle School seventh grade girls' basketball team lost to Fannin County 33-18 in Blue Ridge Friday, Nov. 21.
Gunnar Armstrong and Camron Chester each scored 11 points as the Dawson County Middle School eighth grade boys' basketball team defeated Fannin County Middle School, 33-26, Friday, Nov. 21.
The Dawson County High School varsity wrestling team picked up two wins Dec. 9 at East Jackson.
The Dawson County High School varsity girls' basketball team improved to a perfect 7-0 record with wins over East Hall, 52-49, Union County, 41-37, and Pickens County, 71-40 last week.
Coach Thad Burgess' varsity boys' basketball team continues to play hard but the basketball just doesn't seem to be bouncing their way.
The Dawson County Middle School wrestling team captured the 2014 Mountain League Dual Championship on Saturday. The Tigers, under head coach Thomy Edwards and assistant Christopher Doerrer, went 3-0 in the tournament to bring home a first place trophy.
The Dawson County High School freshman boys' basketball team continued its winning ways with a 30-22 win over Pickens County High School Dec. 13 in Dawsonville.
Dawson County High School Head Coach Steve Sweat's Lady Tigers remain undefeated, 4-0, following an impressive offensive display in a 73-50 win over visiting Rabun County Dec. 2.
The Dawson County High School varsity boys' basketball team continues to struggle with a youthful squad.
Coach Mark Thomason's Riverview Middle School eighth grade boys basketball team defeated Jasper Middle School, 49-28, in Jasper Dec. 1.
The Riverview Middle School seventh grade girls' basketball team suffered a heartbreaking loss to Jasper Middle School Dec. 4. The team lost by a score of 28-25.
Campbell Reed led the Riverview Middle School seventh grade boys' basketball team to a 34-28 win over Jasper Dec. 1.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys' basketball team is currently 1-1 on the young season.
The Dawson County High School freshmen boys' team is currently 2-0 after picking up wins over Pickens County, 38-36 on Nov. 18 and Chestatee, 33-26, on Dec. 1.
The Dawson County High School varsity wrestling team hosted a tri-match with East Hall and a very strong Oconee County team Nov. 25.
Eight of nine Dawson County varsity girls basketball players scored in last week's 59-48 win at Union County.
The Dawson County High School Varsity Tigers basketball team battled for two quarters but couldn't hang on to the 32-31 halftime lead at Union County Nov. 25. The Tigers dropped a 76-54 decision to the Panthers.